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P O money order The Star-News can not be responsible for currency sent through pthe mails. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND ALSO SERVED BY THE UNITED PRESS SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 15, 1946 TOP O’ THE MORNING r All the World knows the story of Mae Arthur’s “return” as he had said, but it is ; yet to know of our Lord’s return. He is coming again! Let us tell it over and over. [ Let us sing it in our choirs, declaim it from our pulpits, write it in our letters, print it in our books and papers. Yea, let us write ; it upon the tables of our hearts never to be forgotten. He has gone away, but He said when leaving, “I shall return.” — G. H. Montgomery. Community Chest Drive Machinery for the annua] financial -campaign of Wilmington’s Community Chest has been set in motion with ap pointment of Louie E. Woodbury as general chairman of the drive, to be conducted October 15-25. The goal is $102,436. The selection of Mr. Woodbury is a wise one and his leadership assures a campaign organization that should guarantee the success of the drive. We know of no group in Wilmington that has attracted the talents of so many capable civic leaders as the Com munity Chest. All may be assured that the stewardship of their contributions is in strong, capable and sympathetic hands. Most citizens know that one of the most effective ways of meeting their social responsibilities is through gen erous support of the organization_the ' Community Chest—that speaks for the needs of the greatest number of vol untary health and welfare agencies. They have found that it is good business to support such agencies be cause they add to the well-being of all and make the community a better place in which to live. Every successful Chest campaign proves once again that those who have shared in building the city also share in the responsibility of keeping its life healthy and productive for all the peo ple. When we give to the Chest, we re affirm our faith in a kind of democracy that puts its trust not in compulsion but in cooperation; not in selfishness but in sharing; not in scattering but in uniting our forces as we approach our common problems. Everyone should give because every one benefits. Truman-Wallace Blunder Unless President Truman has de cided to adopt ‘Yazzie dazzle” diplo matic tactics, we cannot understand Secretary Wallace’s plea to ease up on Russia. Mr. Wallace’s denunciation of the “get tough” with Moscow policy is violently contrary to the line followed by Secre tary of State Byrnes. The United States must, if it is to be understood and re spected, not only imply but speak forcibly to Stalin and his representa tives. It is the one language they un derstand. Appeasement is as bad a course now as it was at Munich. In his address in Madison Square Garden Thursday night, the Secretary of Commerce declared that the United States must establish a clearly-defined and realistic foreign policy of its own to avoid another war. Yet, Mr. Wallace contributed real disunity to the effort to do this very thing. His action is doubly serious in view of the fact that his remarks were administration-approved. Is Mr. Tru . man trying to have two Secretaries of State? It certainly looks that way. We agree with Senator Vandenberg in his declaration that “we can only cooperate with one Secretary of State at a time. The authority Of American foreign policy is dependent upon the degree of American unity behind it. Rightly or wrongly, Paris is doubtful of this unity this morning.” In stepping out of his place as Sec retary of Commerce and taking on the assignment of a Secretary of State, Mr. Wallace has done the country a serious wrong. And he alone is not responsible. Mr. Truman had an equally important hand in the regrettable incident which, to many, will indicate second-rate sup port of Secretary Byrnes. To put it bluntly, we would be mufch better off today if Mr. Wallace had not spoken. A Real Service Because few are as well qualified as he to speak on safety, all interested in this phase of the welfare of New Han over’s children will appreciate the ap pearance of Captain John Davis, retired Wilmington police traffic chief, before school audiences here. Captain Davis spoke at the Lake Forest school Friday morning and is on the program at Tileston school next Friday. Our understanding is that he will appear at other schools as the year goes along. An interesting speaker who knows his audiences exceptionally well, the ad monitions Captain Davis is giving the youngsters are based on many years’ experience. His outline of good safety practices is as timely as it is important in the protection of their lives. His list of eight safety “Don’ts,” as; presented to the Lake Forest student, is! well worth repeating here. It is: 1— Don’t cross the street on a red light. 2— Don’t ever ride anyone on your bicycle. 3— Don’t let the brakes and other equipment on your bicycle become faulty. 4— Don’t turn on an electric light while your feet are wet or you are standing in water. 5— Don’t play on the streets. 6— Don’t put your head or arm out of a bus window. 7— Don’t fly kites where there are electrical wires as you may become electrocuted. 8— Don’t run in front of a bus after you get off. Stand off the street or on the road shoulder and wait until you can see both ways before crossing the street. * There are many other don ts but Captain Davis obviously doesn’t* want to overburden his listeners. These are the most important and any youngster who follows them may be reasonably sure of escaping injury on the com munity’s busy streets and elsewhere. In addition to the educational value of his talks, they are also appeals to the youths to cooperate in traffic safety. With one death during the first few days of school, New Hanover has made a bad start in juvenile traffic safety for the 1946-47 term. As more auto mobiles are made available, it is rea sonable to expect traffic to increase. The authorities are doing the best they can to lessen the dangers on the streets and highways but it will require genuine cooperation on the part of the young sters if we are to effect a real degree of « safety. Captain Davis is leading the way for the children to do their part. Although he is no longer in uniform, Captain Davis’ heart is still with the students in the effort to protect them from harm. Retirement has not affect ed his burning desire for greater traffic safety and we believe the community joins us in extending our thanks to him for this worthwhile service. ■ An al;bi is something a husband is silly enough to think his wife believes. Women shouldn’t be afraid to tell their age, says a writer. And act it! Four hundred sets of twins assemble in Grand Rapids for the convention of the International Twins Association. Where two of a kind make a full house. A good sport is a fellow who thinks fun is worth the trouble. The jack of all trades is what the tradesmen collect on pay day. Along Broadway By WALTER WINCHELL ft 1940, and repeated' as late as 1944, Stalin declared that a Cmmunist state was never safe until the whole world was Communist. The diplomatic rat race, started by Russia, is on. History will record the unspeakable tactics to snare the support of Germans as an atrocity of peace. The Allied diplomatic throat slitting (while promising to revive Nazi land’s power) not only emphasizes their split —but also underlines the cleavage between FDR’s foreign policy and the zig-zagging now practiced by America's leaders. Roosevelt said: “As for Germany, that tragic nation which has sown the wind and is now reaping the whirlwind—we an^ our Allies are entirely agreed that we shall not t^irgain with the German conspirators, br leave them a shred of control—open or secret—of the instruments of gov’t. We shall not leave them a single element of military power—or of potential military power.” From a front page story in the Ngw .York Herald Tribune of Jan. 1, 1945: “Allied Su preme Headquarters, confirming reports from the front of a mass slaughter by the Ger mans of American soldier prisoners, issued today an official statement which said that 115 Americans were murdered in this way soon after the German counter-offensive be gan. The statement (issued after an investi gation) said the Americans captured near Malmedy, Belgium, were lined up in ranks six deep and were mowed down by machine gun fire.” But a year and a half later American diplo mats are ready to treat German soldiers like allies! There is nothing so hypocritical and stupid as the current srupy drooling by Allied diplo mats about the difference between “The Ger man people” and the Nazis. “The German people” shill is the most obnoxious type of weasel-wording. . .Nazism is merely a new label for ancient German venom. One of Ger many's military heroes is General Count von Haesler. He once declared: “It is necessary that our civilization build its temple on moun tains of corpses, on an ocean of tears and on the death cries of men and women with out numbers. Germany must rule the inferior races of the worid!”. . .He said that in 1893! Sec'y Byrnes’ naive babbling that the Ger mans will behave like good little rodents if they are gifted with democracy, must make intelligent citizens shudder. Germans had a taste of democracy during the days of the Weimar Republic—after the first World War. They promptly spit it out and swallowed Nazism. And when the Nazis were riding high. Dr. Karl Joseph Wirth, Chancellor of the Weimar Republic, openly bragged Jhat Hitler only continued the rearmament that had been secretly prepared by his gov’t. Wirth added: “I deserve great credit for this preparation.” Allied hop-heads are now cooing with Nazi militarists. But it’s safer to tangle with a cobra than clutch the paw of a Junker killer. In 1944 Field Marshal von Rundstedt issued a secret report to German Generals that stated: “With the booty we have accumulated, the enfeebling of two generations of enemy manpower and the destruction of their indus tries, we shall be bett r placed to conquer in 25 years than we were in 1939. We don’t have to fear peace conditions analogous to those which we have imposed because our adversaries will always be divided. Their dis unitly will force them to fight each other, and Germany will play one side against the other.” Allied plans to rebuild German industries must have been inspired by the ghost of Hit ler. When the Nazi military machine cracked, leading German industrialists held a secret meeting on Aug. 10, 1944 — and blueprinted strategy for mobilizing German industry for the Third World War. They decided to create small research bureaus that were to be hid den in cities or camouflaged in villages near water-power sites under the guise of studying hydro - electric resources. The researchers weie ordered to concentrate on new weapons of war—which can only mean atomic bombs. . . .The American Army’s G-2 has a complete report on this meeting in its files. The following news clipping should be on the desk of every delegate at the Paris con ference. It was published in the Jan. 29. 1930, issue of the German zeitung, “Volkischer Beobachter”: “Germany can have only one ardent wish, namely, that the spirit of misfortune should hover over every Allied conference, that dfc cord shall arise therefrom, and that finally a world peace which would otherwise ruin our nation should dissolve in blood and fire. And one can hope that out of gns struggle the possibility might arise for Germany "to enter the stage of world historical events as a star performer.” From a speech by Adolf Hitler. • All of which introduces the following going the B’way rounds. . .A producer phoned ra friend in the State Dep't: “I need your help,’ he said. “I’m doing a play about the peace conference.” “Oh,” interrupted the diplomat, “a drahmah?” Of course not,” said the producer. "A FARCE!” QUOTATIONS We are doing worse than simply standing still. We cannot permit 700 million persons to starve or become stinking corpses in middle Europe, regardless of the crimes of German leaders and even of the great mass of people themselves.—J. H. van Royen, retiring Neth erlands Foreign Minister. * * * * People belong to a trade union movement because they are workers and not professional politicians, but Communists are professional politicians, first and trade (Unionists incident ally.—Morris Muster, who resigned as presi dent of the United Furniture Workers, "charg ing Communist domination. .. * • * • The formation of a world federation of states seems inevitable in the future.—Dr. Quo Tai chi, Chinese delegate to UN Security Council. • * • • The American people will be forced to re sort to strike if that is necessary to prevent inflation.—Dr. Alonzo F. Myers of New York U. PAYING THE FIDDLER The Gallup Poll U. S. Public In Favor Of Keeping Our Troops In Europe, Poll Shows Secretary Byrnes’ Warn’-'? Gets Full Support ( Most Americans BY GEORGE GALLUP Director, American Institute of Public Opinion PRINCETON, N. J., Sept. 14.— Secretary of State Byrnes’ warn ing at Stuttgart that the United States is no going to “pull out’’ of Germany or Europe has solid sup port from American public opinion. A coast to coast poll by the In stitute completed shortly before Mr. Byrnes made his speech shows that eight in every ten voters think it is best to keep our troops in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Persons who have a member oi their immediate family in the arm ed forces at the present time ex press the same opinion by virtual ly the same majority. Observers versed in foreign af fairs will likely find the poll re sult significant in the light of pre dictions that have often been made as to how the public would react to continued chaos and trouble in Europe. Some people have said that Americans would become so dis gusted with the turmoil there and the apparent futility of trying to make satisfactory treaties that they would want to pull out and leave that unhappy coritinent to stew in its own juice. The country’s vote in the poll is as follows: “Do you think we are doing the best thing to keep troops in Germany and other defeat ed nations in Europe, or would it be better to bring all our troops home now?” The results: Keeps troops in Europe .80<7o Bring troops home_16 No opinion _ . .. --- 4 The same question was askea concerning Japan, as follows: “Do you think we are doing the best thing to keep troops in Japan, or would it be better to bring all troops home now?” Keep troop's in Japan-81% Bring troops home .-15 No opinion. ..— * * Majorities as large as 80 and 81 per cent are not often found in public opinion" polls on national or world issues. If there is a demand to “bring the boys home’- from Europe it would presumably start with the! families who have a member in the armed forces now. Yet in today’s poll the vote of such families is no different from the rest of the country. In the case of .Germany and Europe it is 81 per cent for leaving our troops there, and in the case of Japan, 82 per cent. Veterans of World War II are more in favor of maintaining oc cupation troops than the rest of the public. The vote of veterans questioned in the poll was 93 per cent in favor of keeping troops in Germany and Europe, 94 per cent in favor keeping them in Japan. The poll likewise finds no evi dence of any return to “isolation ist” thinking on the part of voters of the Middle West. So far as the question of clearing out of Ger CHURCH TO HONOR THOSE WHO^ERVED Delgado Presbyterian Serv ice tonight For Mem bers Back From War A roll call of the soldiers and sailors who served in World War II, and who were members of the congreation of Delgado Presbyteri an church, will be featured at the 7:30 o'clock services at the church tonight. Sixty-two candles will be used to form the letter “V” during the services, and all but two of these tapers will be lighted, the two un lighted candles to mark the memo ry of the two young men, Harold Godbold and Charles Hardison, who lost their lives in the struggle. The Rev. C. C. Myers, pastor of the church, has extended a cor dial invitation to the public to attend the services, which will also be featured by a sermon on the text, Proverbs 16:32. The Scriptural lesson will be from the Ephesians. 6:1-18 verse. The 60 living young men and women who served in the armed forces, and who will be honored to night with lighted candles, are as follows: Harold Arthurs, Vernon Allen, Joe Brewer, Walter Brewer, J. B. Batton Junior Q. Batton, Loyd Batton, Roy Batton, Kenneth Biggs, High Ballard, Mrs. Ruth Ballard .Worth Bolton, Donnie Bol ton, Vernon Collins, James Clem mons, Graham Clemmons, David Clemmons, Morris Cook. Laurence Cook, Garland Cook, Richard Cook, S. T. Diel, C. H. Diel, J. N. Diel, Ralph Fowler, Otto Fow ler, Victor Farrow, Robert God bold, Roy Godbold, Willie Godbold. And R. J. Hobbs, Orbert Hobbs, Richard Hobbs, Ottis Hobbs, Robert Hobbs, Harry Hobbs, Herbert Hin son, Elerby Hayes, Lewis Johnson. Alvia Johnson, L. C. Jerrell, R. W. Jarrell, N. H. Jordon, Thomas King, William King, George Len Kelly, Woodrow Millican, Carl Nob les, Bill Scroggins, James Tyner, E. S. Willianmson, Alton Webb, George Webb, Glenn Webb, and Homer Webb. MISSING WHEEL The rear wheel of Johnny Leu wenberg’s bicycle has been re ported as missing from Forest Hills school since Friday, Sept. 6th. His family requests anyone having knowledge of the where abouts of the missing wheel to contact them at 2-3206. The bicycle is described as brand new and painted white. many and Japan is concerned, the majority vote in that area is vir tually the same s elsewhere. The vote of the Middle West .Ohio, Indina, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Ne braska, Idwa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Missouri): Germany Japan Keep troops there_78% 81% Briny them home _17 15 No opinion_...... 5 4 l| Letter Box APATHY AND THE ATOM To The Editor: It can be scientifically asserted that the discovery of the means of releasing the energy of the atom is the most momentous discovery that was ever made. It is a dis covery which will ultimately take over most of the work that man has been accustomed to do by the sweat of his brow. On the other hand it is a discovery by which man can utterly destroy himself and all civilization. There has been no exaggeration of the direful power which the released energy of the atom can exercise. And yet in the presence of these world transforming, scientifically ascer tained facts there exists an ap palling apathy. This would be understandable if th < danger were in the future and remote. It is baffling when it is definitely and scientifically known that world-wide collapse and ruin are imminent and certain, unless something is done and done quickly. There is not a moment to be lost. America already has the sinister secret of the atom. Russia will have it tomorrow, and all the world will have it day after tomorrow. And yec it is said tha "people are bored with atomic energy” and prefer not to be an noyed by the mention of it. Under such circumstances, “to be bored is to be damned,” is the timely comment of an able and brilliant American editor. Furthermore, to be bored is not only irrational but immoral. What is the intelligence of planning a future when there can’t be any future, if mankind is merely bored by the approach of disaster? What is the morality of bringing children into a world in which the fires of desolation and death are starting, soon to be come a world conflagration, if nothing is done except to be bored by the prospect? What is the sense of living, if life is to be a bored rendezvous with inescapable ex tinction? It can be relied upon as a ceftalnty that to be bored will not be so popular a pastime in that saving day which must come, when it fill be respectable to see things as they are and to be intelligent rather than to be bored. There are two things which the average man or woman can do to deflect this appalling atomic dan ger. One is to be informed, intel ligent and articulate. Pass the word along, that there may be an awaken ng to the immediate dan §er. Tlie other is to have definite conviction as to what must be speedily done to avert the danger and to carry that conviction to friends and neighbors. The world must be educated as to the reali ties of our situation, and the time is short. Only one solution has been proposed. The same brains that discovered the secret of the release of atomic energy, the same scientists, have given it as their considered judgment that world control of atomic energy, prefer ably within the United Nations Or ganization, is the only thing that 1 can prevent world disaster, and i that such world authority must 1 be set up as to make that control i exclusive, effective and absolute. ' •kvery responsible citizen owes it .to his country and to himself to promote this idea of world control And don’t waste any time with those who are so archaic in their thinking as to want to talk about national sovereignty at this critical moment. National sovereignty to do as a nation, pleases has caused most of the wars that have afflict, ed mankind, and has been com pletely discredited by past and : current events. This idea of world control can I (prevail only through world-wide ! Interpreting The News BY DEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs AnaKst An observant Flordia Ed ■ has asked me for an interprr/ tion of London’s Communiq s„' ported squatter campaign wh has produced the astonb though colorful spectacle ofl,/ dreds of vacant luxury apartmer",' in London being occupied h* homeless invaders under exneiJ guidance. Well, that’s a good question h. causa as I see it this movent has been taken over by gr;.. Communists in a smart political maneuver. It is calculated to em barras the present socialist ernment and to lay the groan ! work for its defeat in the w general election which under nlr mal circumstances would be he'd four year,5 hence. To get the full import of fh', move, one must understand whit happened in the general election a year ago. Britain then amazed the world by turning out the Con servative government, headed hi the famous war-leader Wm,..; !“U’f electing a Labor I (Socialist) house of commons Were Dissatisfied Now that didn’t mean tha* *hi majority of the normally conser valive people of England sudden ly had swung hard left. What hap. pened was that a lot of Conserve fives, being dissatisfied with the Churchill government’s handling of domestic problems, decided ;o give the Socialists a chance to see what they could do with such pressing questions as demobiliza tion, employment and housing. When I was in England a few months ago I talked with numer ous^ political experts about the sit uation. The Socialists recognized that they were indeed on trial and that if they didn’t make good they would be thrown out in the nest general election through loss ol votes among people outside the Socialist party. That is, the Socialist vote alone wouldn’t be •sufficient for reelection. The majority of observers felt that the country would return to Conservatism if the Socialists didn’t make good. There is no love between British Socialists and British Communists, The new government has turned thumbs down on Communism for home consumption, and London and Moscow have been viewing each other through dark glasses — as witness their fierjj- clashes in the “Peace” conference and “United” Nations Security council. So shrewd British Communists saw a chance in the bad housing situation not only to Cause the Socialist government trouble but to make British Communism the hero of the English working class — the ism which could deliver the goods where both Conservatives and Sor'aiists had failed. Further, more — and this is important - any move which the Socialist gov ernment might make to eject squatters would be likely to put it in the position of favoring “cap ital” as against the man-in-the street. The unhappy government is try ing to unhook the seat of its trousers from the horns of the dilemma. Prime Minister Atles and his colleagues know that they will be damned if they oust the squatters, and will be equally damned if they don’t. J. C. Thompson May Open Beach Theatre J. C. Thompson of Jacksonville has tentative plans of opening * moving picture theater at Whights ville Beach, it was disclosed }'**■ terday. At present director of the Methodist College Advance, he re cently moved his family to mington. He served for ten years as casn ier of the Old Bank of Onslow, was part owner and manager of the New River Bottlers and Distnou tors, Inc., and for a number « years was manager of the Or.s »■ theater. _ education. It is a maminouth JS» which only the press can com pass. All "that has been cone w been done by the press, but ; has been done is not cnoup The public has not even M ■ reacned. It is a job that ■ - to be done and that is up the press. A book has just written which should be, in atomic age, the hand-book of e ^ newspaper in the country, author is one of the foremost n papermen of America, IVnh» Lawrence, one of the top ^ ' the staff of the New York T. He was selected by the -1 , partment to tell to the woi story of the first atomic w-‘ tests, a superlative jouma honor. He writes as ,n e\e ':j ness. There is not a dull *■;. j; his book. Better not read 11 night—it will keep you awake title is “Dawn Over Zero. P^'1 ,, ed by Alfred A. Knopf. It iS 3 ^ which every man and worn ■ awareness should read. ■ ■ wishing to have a band in tj1 ‘ motion of the cause of worm ^ trol of atomic energy con a '■ effectively and specifically vesting in the purchase “ book, and after reading n. ing it on to friends and neig ^ Do this and do it now. » , sands of time are running ^ this critical moment in ine the world. ' a. w. McAlister Ureensboro, N. C. 5ept. 14, 1946.